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While you can't defend against everything, you can defend against what you know. What is known, is that many patient and care provider injuries don't have to happen. The more prepared you are, the better off your facility will be in continuing to perform at its highest level.

Mobility-­related Injuries

Mobility-­related injuries in hospitals and facilities don't just affect patients. In fact, in comparison to any other profession, healthcare professionals report one of the highest levels of work-­related injuries. Nearly 70% of all injuries suffered in the nursing profession are accounted to back complications. But these complications can be prevented1.

Utilizing evidence-­based programs, including the introduction of better, more task-­focused mobility equipment, instituting no-­lift policies, and ensuring up-­to-­date risk assessment and training for your staff, can successfully reduce the instances of preventable harm that occurs to you or those in your care.

Founded on the analyses and directives of a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals, Diligent® Mobility is our 3-­year injury prevention program that targets multiple risk factors to create comprehensive solutions packages tailored to your facility. Risk assessing patients, identifying and modifying potential environmental risks, and introducing better equipment and proper staff training for safer patient handling are just a few of the areas that Diligent Mobility focuses on for mitigating injuries, guaranteed.

Case Study: Mercy Health

Learn how we helped Mercy Health save over $2 million in one year.

 

References:

  1. Vecchio, N. et al. (2010). Work-­Related Injury Among the Nursing Profession: An Investigation of Modifiable Factors, Griffith Business School, Griffith University.